“Do The Math!” – A campaign for more and better funding for key populations

After ten years, Bridging the Gaps is coming to an end. Together we have had a real impact in increasing access to prevention, treatment, care, and support for key populations. We have also enhanced the position of key population-led organisations,…
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To be young and wild, but… free?

What does it mean to be a young woman who uses drugs, growing up in Russia? It is known that Russia has the largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and unlike the trend in other countries, the epidemic is growing. Young women…

HIV and Hepatitis C Advocacy Workshop : A Hopeful Outlook For the Future

What we are fighting for The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a virus that is found in blood. It infects liver cells and can cause a range of health problems, including serious, even deadly, liver damage. But it doesn’t have to. HCV has become…

Statement of support with HIV2020: An Alternative to AIDS2020 Bridging the Gaps

Bridging the Gaps is an international alliance working to end the AIDS epidemic among sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people. The partnership is formed by nine international organisations and networks, including the international…

2019 | Youth Vision: reducing the high HIV prevelance among PWID in Nepal

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Since many years, Mainline (through the Bridging the Gaps programme) supported and strengthened the capacity of Nepalese partner Youth Vision to provide quality harm reduction services, research, and lobby efforts in Kathmandu (Nepal). Over the…

High Court Ruling on Scraping Laws That Criminalize Homosexuality in Botswana

On Tuesday 11 June 2019, civil rights activists and the LGBTIQ community in Botswana celebrated an essential step towards improved gay rights as Botswana’s High Court ruled against criminalising same-sex relations (Repeal164). Not only is this…

Gay men assaulted after trial in Kenya

Hoymas employer Mama G in court last Friday Last Friday, the Kenyan court ruled that the anti-gay laws remain in force in the country; the long awaited ruling of the #Repeal162 case. Since then, several cases have been reported in which…

Potential for active engagement: making the Universal Periodic Review work for people who use drugs

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) PUD Aidsfonds, together with Harm Reduction International (HRI) and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) has recently published a research report ‘Making the Universal Periodic Review work for…

Will we see a historic court case in Botswana this Thursday on the decriminalization of homosexuality?

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Not only in Kenya discriminatory laws are being challenged, also in Botswana the LGBT community goes to court: On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the Botswana High Court, will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a),…

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